We welcome enquiries about studying reptiles and amphibians from academics of all levels. This page serves to inform you of exciting prospective projects and funding opportunities. We have a wide range of projects using reptiles or amphibians as the subjects of study in Invasion, Evolution and Conservation. If you have any ideas, we'd like to hear from you, so get in touch.

Life Histories of Amphibians in Deserts

Life Histories of Amphibians in Deserts

Amphibians have an amazing range of life-histories from those that deposit thousands of eggs in standing water to others which bear very few live young, but relatively few (~200) live in the world's deserts. This desk based project asks which life-history traits best suit desert environments and would suit a student who is interested in researching literature, learning GIS techniques and publishing their work.

Co-supervisor: Peter Bradshaw (SANParks)


Project Info

  • Date | 13/05/2015
  • Category | Honours Projects

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Funding Opportunities

NRF Freestanding Bursaries - South African Students only. Call usually closes in August each year. Visit the NRF website for more information. The South African NRF does hold some opportunities for collaborative funding.

Claude Leon Foundation - This foundation funds both South African and foreign postdoctoral scientists, who should increase the volume and quantity of research output, transfer technical skills and generally enhance the research culture.

The Royal Society in the UK

Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowships

Or you could consider crowdfunding your own project...

Most of the funding for visiting academics will be from the visitor's own country. You should contact your research council and ask for South African bilateral funding possibilities.